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PC NETWORKING is it possible to use only my dsl cable router in connecting 3 pc's without using a cable modem? i dont have a cable modem new in networking..

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  • tahani8 Feb 18, 2008

    please post solutions 4 me...tanx

  • tahani8 Feb 19, 2008

    tp-link cable/dsl router TL-r402m is my routers name

  • tahani8 Feb 19, 2008

    how could i determine my router if it is at the same time a MODEM and a ROUTER? says here cable/DSL router

  • tahani8 Feb 20, 2008

    tanx for helping me..i jaz connected my other pc's.. great info.. keep up the good work buddies...

  • tahani8 Feb 20, 2008

    now that i have set up my networking. i wish to share all my folders in my pc's. how could i share it with each pc?

  • Doug  Whitehorne
    Doug Whitehorne May 11, 2010


    OK what do you have? cable or DSL?? I am not fully understanding your situation. If your dsl modem is also a router like a siemans speedstream 6520, then there is no problem connecting 3 pcs to the one interent connection because its built to serve as a modem/Router. Now If your on a cable connection, Your modem/ router for dsl can be used to be a router only. Just preform a hard reset on the bottom by holding it in for a few seconds until the light flashes. But your dsl modem will not connect to the cables service. you need a cable modem. If you want to be online.

  • SANTOSH BHAGAT May 11, 2010

    tell me what is the make/model no. of your dsl cable router.



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Yes it is possible: if u are trying to get broadband on all 3 pc's then go for WIFI if ur router in wifi enabled ...
If u are trying to setup a network b/w 3 pc's then u will have to get a networking hub .
Network can established b/w two pc;s by connecting the with simple ethernet cable known as a CAT cable or LAN cable and making a bridge between the two computers but in order to establish a network b/w 3 pc's then u will have to get a network hub which will support many connections at one time.

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    Rohit Chadha Feb 19, 2008

    If you want to know whether it is a modem or a router
    Answer is very simple
    Modems generally donot have a homepage or a something known as a modem manager whereas routers do have a router manager page thru which u can change settings in a router...
    This homepage can also be regarded as a graphical user interface or GUI
    goto start
    click run
    type cmd
    click ok
    in the black screen (known as a command prompt ), type ipconfig
    press enter
    get the default gateway
    goto internet explorer or any web browser
    Type the default gateway in address bar and press enter and then the homepage or the router managr page will open up ( it could also ask u for ur password )
    But if it is a modem , no page will come up and it will give u an error...
    IF it is a router then the default gateway shud start with 192.168...
    other wise if it is a modem then it shud start with some thing else which would be the public ip address provided to you by the ISP.

    There is one difference by which u can identify whether u have a modem or a router
    Modems generally use a dial up connection to connect to internet whereas router donot use any dial up connections.

  • Rohit Chadha
    Rohit Chadha Feb 20, 2008

    Hey BRO
    u want to share ur folders
    right click on any folder
    goto properties
    on the top u will find the sharing category
    click on sharing and it will give u an option to share the folder
    just click on shared and folder or drive will be shared.. and u will be able to see it on ur network



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